2018 AAC Baseball Tourney - Game 1 - Houston vs Tulane: 1:47 pm CDT (L 11-6)



Coogs enter the tourney at 48 in the RPI. A few wins should solidify their case for an at-large bid.

Fletcher should go Tuesday against Tulane. Win and the Coogs will play the UCF/ECU winner on Thursday at 2 pm; Lose and they play Wednesday at 6 pm


I dont think they edited the dates on the bracket graphic from last year…

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:joy::joy: Those are dates from two years ago



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Game is on the facebook: (from this page=it looks like every game is on)

The new American Digital Network Plus page is going to be awesome.

The Phillies Spectrum Complex a sweet facility. Great location. I have a condo very close to there. Blue Jays also just down the road in Dunedin.

I should be at those games but Destin for Memorial Day makes it impossible.

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Thought this was pretty funny. Coogs should put something out saying that NC is their state since they went 3-0 at their place. Still, good on ECU for trying to put themselves out there.



Tulane will play as the No. 8 seed in the tournament after tallying a 24-31 overall record and a 9-14 mark in American play.
The Green Wave did earn the series victory over the Cougars, 2-1, in New Orleans earlier this season.
Tulane, as a team, is hitting .262 with 115 doubles, seven triples and 45 home runs to accompany 286 RBI.
Leading the way offensively is Grant Witherspoon with a .324 average, a team-high 70 hits and 46 RBI.
Tulane pitching owns a 5.20 ERA and has fanned 368 hitters to 278 walks through 481.0 innings.
Keagan Gillies paces the staff with a 3.39 ERA and is 5-6 through 13 starts. He has fanned 57 hitters and walked 29.
Kaleb Roper follows with a 4.46 ERA and a 5-4 record in 13 starts.
Sam Bjorngjeld has a team-high 30 appearances out of the bullpen and is 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA and one save.


Game time moved up


Don’t know if this is a good or bad thing. Is ECU game being moved also.

Yep, 9 am local start time.


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These should be the links on YouTube if you want to watch the games there instead of Facebook:

Game 1: UCF and ECU

Game 2: Houston and Tulane


Here’s the live stats if you can’t watch the video:

Game 1: StatBroadcast Live Stat Feed

Game 2: StatBroadcast Live Stat Feed

Watching the 1st game, some thoughts:

  • Currently 5-4 ECU in the T4, but UCF is rallying
  • ECU did start their ace, Chris Holba, but he only lasted 3.1 IP and 69 pitches. He wouldn’t be available for the next game that ECU plays
  • UCF did not start their ace, instead going with a midweek guy/reliever in Luis Ferrer. He only lasted .1 IP and 28 pitches. More than likely, their ace, Chris Williams, will be the guy in the next game.
  • Good thing is that both teams are going to have to use their bullpen a lot.
  • No chance the Cougar game starts at 11. Currently 10:20 and they’re only in the Bottom of the 5th

Pitching matchup today:
Tulane: RHP Keagan Gillies | So. | 5-6, 3.39 ERA, 13 APP, 13 GS, 74.1 IP, 59 H, 28 ER, 57 K, 29 BB
Houston: LHP Aaron Fletcher | Jr. | 6-2, 1.28 ERA, 14 APP, 13 GS, 84.0 IP, 74 H, 17 ER, 75 K, 16 BB

Coogs faced Gillies in the 2nd game at Tulane (Sunday 7 inning game) and they lost 2-0. Gillies pitched 5 innings, gave up 2 hits, zero runs, 3 walks, and struck out 4. Fletcher faced him and pitched 6 innings, gave up 8 hits, 2 runs (1 earned), 2 walks, 5 strikeouts, and hit a batter.

Gillies last pitched last Tuesday against ULL and was rocked for 6 runs in 4 innings.